This would have been a live blogging of the session, if I had been able to get an internet connection.
This is both an attempted distillation of the ideas from my thesis and a fishing trip, said Ms. Bell. 🙂
On the cusp of modern science:
Galileo Galilei apparently dropped rocks from the Tower of Pisa to test gravity.
Later Sir Isaac Newton â€œdiscoveredâ€ gravity
from â€œA Victim of Gravityâ€ School House Rock 1978
Saturday Morning Cartoons:
The Saturday morning cartoons of my generation (She’s young.), misrepresent science, but introduces the scientists. The cartoons encourage the Myth of The Dark Ages and show the cultural ways that we present how science was discovered, developed, etc.
When we think about current perceptions of science â€“essay written in 1943, a view that already existed in early modern (Knox?), we see that we think earlier ages created nothing. However this is incorrect. The people of medieval Europe invented the scientific method, spectacles, clocks, windmills, and developed other things such as better building techniques, water mills, and agriculture (including three-crop rotation). However, we don’t know the names of the people responsible for these advances. Because we cannot name them, we ignore them.
Very interesting but I canâ€™t keep up. Would love to have a copy of her work. I think science and rhetoric is a good topic for me to teach in rhetoric. So I would really like to have more stuff to present. I may ask her to send me a copy.
From Shellyâ€™s novel a plethora of consumer presentationsâ€¦
Single work of literature can influence our culture in a way that science has not.
We focused on the creation, not the scientist.
Creation myth for science = Shellyâ€™s book
Creation myth for the Industrial Revolution.
showed visuals of Ind Rev
Philip James de Loutherbourg, 1801, â€œCoalbrookdale by Nightâ€
creation myth for a scientist, classical education splitting into humanities and science
Our attitudes have not changed with time. We neglect the cumulative nature of knowledge. We think of calendars, astronomy, etc as anomalies while science is modern only. This is not true. Science is definitely an accumulation.